EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel

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On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
Presidential Studio Suite, Beach View | Terrace/patio
Family Apartment, Multiple Bedrooms, Beach View | View from room
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Overview of EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel

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EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel

3.5 star property
Simpson Bay beachfront hotel with restaurant, beach bar

8.8/10 Fabulous

142 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
34 White Sands Road, Simpson Bay
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach bar
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Maho Beach - 1 min drive
  • Orient Bay Beach - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Philipsburg (SXM-Princess Juliana Intl.) - 10 min drive
  • Grand Case (SFG-L'Esperance) - 36 min drive
  • Gustavia (SBH-Gustaf III) - 20 miles/32.2 km
  • The Valley (AXA-Clayton J. Lloyd Intl.) - 12.2 miles/19.7 km
  • Saba (SAB-Juancho E. Yrausquin) - 28.2 miles/45.4 km
  • Free airport shuttle

About this property

EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel

3.5-star hotel near the airport
Consider a stay at EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel and take advantage of a free round-trip airport shuttle, a beach bar and a terrace. With a white sand beach, beach massages and sunloungers, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a hot stone massage, a manicure/pedicure or a facial. The on-site Fusion cuisine restaurant, El Zafiro, features happy hour. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • A front desk safe, concierge services and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the dining options
Room features
All guest rooms at EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel have perks, such as Laptop workspace and air conditioning, as well as amenities, such as free minibar items and complimentary wireless Internet access.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • 50-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Balconies or patios, fridges and free infant beds


Dutch, English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Spa services


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Smartphone with 4G data speed, unlimited free calls and unlimited data usage
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Local maps

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body treatments.


El Zafiro – This restaurant specialises in Fusion cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel Hotel
EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel Simpson Bay
EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel Hotel Simpson Bay

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Dunes Casino (6-min walk) and Casino Royale (14-min walk) are both nearby.
What is there to do at EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Enjoy amenities such as spa services, a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel?
Yes, El Zafiro offers Fusion cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Sunset Bar & Grill (10-min walk), Sunset Beach Bar (10-min walk) and Rialto (15-min walk).
Does EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel like?
EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel is a short 10-minute walk from Maho Beach and 10 minutes' walk from Maho Bay. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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10/10 Exceptional

Hitomi, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Murray, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Maria, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Mark, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

stephane, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kilia, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Pros about this hotel are it’s close to the popular Maho beach. The beach on site wasn’t crowded at all. Now the cons. We stayed in peridt suite and man there was such a foul odor in our restroom! We know now the door was closed upon arrival for this very reason. When I complained to the front desk she gave me a can of disinfectant spray. Hilarious! I wanted a refund at this point but I had already paid through Expedia. My husband and I ended up going to a local market to buy disinfectant solution to pour down the drains since we think that was the cause of the foul odor. I asked for some type of comp for having to resolve the issue ourself and we received mozzarella sticks and a slice of cheesecake from the restaurant on site. Can’t forget to mention how uninviting the restaurant staff was. No good morning, how can I help you etc. They just look at you and wait for you to tell them what you want. The front desk employee was nice but management has her playing too many roles. She checked us in and also was responsible for cleaning our room, replenishing towels, seems like everything related to the guest. We had to ask for towels every day we were there. I don’t know why because if you’re on a beach once you get in the sand & ocean water that’s at least 2 showers a day & God forbid you need anything after 5 pm, everyone is gone for the day. So much for being a “vip” hotel. Expedia dropped the ball on this one. Disappointing.
Jasmyn, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

PERRY, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lancry, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Only stayed one night, but it was a great experience. The staff was a amazing and very accommodating. Hotel was busy, but you would never have known; peace and quite. I had a ground floor room with my own patio, loved hearing the waves crashing at night and in the morning!
Clive, 1-night trip
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